Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Data Analytics

With more and more companies using big data, the demand for data analytic specialists is growing, reports CNBC1. Explore data analytics and the business environment in Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Data Analytics concentration. The program is aligned to The American Management Association and Certified Analytics Professional. For the third year in a row, CTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report.2

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Data Analytics explores how data analysis is used to make informed business decisions. It’s designed to help you become familiar with data analytics, communicate data findings and incorporate managerial skills in an organizational environment. This program focuses on how to classify data and how to apply data analysis to all organizational decisions relating to opportunities and risks. It is not intended as an information technology or computer science program.

IBM predicts that by 2020 the number of annual job openings for data-savvy professionals in the U.S. will grow by 364,000 openings to 2,720,000.3 Analytics is changing the world, and applications of analytics are proliferating in every industry, IBM says.

CTU’s BSBA-Data Analytics classes begin every 8 weeks. CTU makes it convenient to manage your education with your smartphone or tablet with CTU Mobile.

For the fourth year in a row, CTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)





  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
    COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5
    ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics 4.5
    ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs 4.5
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
    MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5
    MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5
    MATH301 Data Driven Statistics 4.5
    MATH451 Data Driven Decision Making 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5
    SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5
    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5
    SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 66
    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    ACCT201 Accounting I 4
    ACCT202 Accounting II 4
    BADM440 Research Design Methods and Applications 4
    ECON310 Global Managerial Economics 4
    FINC225 Financial Statement Analysis 4
    HRMT215 Management of Human Resources 4
    HRMT440 Managing Organizational Change 4
    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4
    MGM255 Management Fundamentals 4
    MGM316 International Business Communications 4
    MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles 4
    MGM355 International Business Practices 4
    MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4
    MGMT235 Business Law I 4
    MGMT345 Operations Management 4
    MGMT455 Business Policies and Strategies 4
    MGMT495 Business Capstone 4
    MKTG225 Introduction to Marketing 4
    MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6
    SCM210 Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management 4
    UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4
    MGMT115 Introductory Business Practices 4
    Total Credit Hours: 86
    Courses: Data Analytics Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    BADA200 Foundations of Data Management in Information Systems 4
    BADA320 Introduction to Data Analytics for Business 4
    BADA400 Business Analytics and Big Data 4
    BADA430 Data Mining for Results 4
    BHVS320 Analytical Reasoning and Presentation of Data 4
    BUS/CSITELE1 Select a 300 or 400 level Business or CSIT course from the approved elective option list
    BUS/CSITELE2 Select a 300 or 400 level Business or CSIT course from the approved elective option list
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    Courses- Elective Options
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    DMKT300 Introduction to Internet-Based Business Strategies 4
    DMKT315 Data Analytics for Digital Marketing 4
    FINC410 Corporate Finance 4
    FINC420 International Finance 4
    HCM330 Healthcare Statistics and Research 4
    IT375 IT Management Strategy 4
    IT416 Business Knowledge Systems 4
    IT476 Quantitative Data Analysis 4
    SCM310 Material and Inventory Management 4

    Total Credit Hours: 180

  • Tuition

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    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Apply business skills and analytical problem-solving to support organizational objectives
    • Summarize how management knowledge and skills support organizational performance
    • Demonstrate knowledge and application of business principles
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1. CNBC, visited 10/23/17
2. Learn more about the U.S. News rankings for Colorado Technical University’s online degree programs.
3. visited 10/23/17